S. Colby Peters, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Peters started Human Systems (HS) in 2016 with the mission of empowering organizations with research-based tools and processes that prevent burnout, reduce turnover, and improve well-being. She creates all her tools and services based on the leadership model she developed and validated while completing her PhD at University of Maryland School of Social Work, personal and professional experience, and mindfulness research. Dr. Peters’s work is not only the first to assess organizational change on the individual, relational, and systems levels, but also one of the first to conceptualize leadership in a way that invites all employees to participate in positive change-making practices.
Since Dr. Peters started Human Systems, she has conducted close to 100 workshops with participants worldwide, and her website receives over 10,000 visitors a month, particularly for her research-based HS Emotion Wheels and Needs Wheels. Her tools are used in 22 countries and territories, and plans are underway to translate the Wheels in Spanish, Korean, and Hawaiian languages. Dr. Peters is currently in partnership with multiple consulting companies and beta-testers to launch her Mindful Leadership|Mindful Growth Model (ML|MG) and Assessment Series for organizations in the U.S., Canada, and India.